Quote from ayassin23
Quick question: I applied for the program as well, but I didn't include a cover letter since I thought writing 3 essays is probably all they need. Did you guys include a cover letter? I'm going to call HR tomorrow and make sure my application isn't considered incomplete :/
I don't think they would consider your application incomplete. I just think that it is so competitive that not having a cover letter is just one more way to weed out students. It goes up a couple hundred students each year so I am just guess they have about 1,200 applicants this year for 100 slots. That is an 8% acceptance rate.
I heard first they take everyone below a 3.85 GPA and take them out of the pool. Then they use the writing samples, the resume, and the cover letter to determine the candidates.
I knew this was supper competitive so I did absolutely everything they asked for.
I was cleaning off my desk top yesterday with my million copies of my resume and I could kick myself as the very last final version is missing the word "to" in a sentance and in another spot successfully was spelled wrong. It is just killing me. I can't believe I didn't do a final spell check
. I literaly applied at 10 PM AST on Sunday. Well I tried 3 other times but each time had a road block and the cover letter was one of those road blocks.
In my cover letter I did take some things from my writing samples but they wanted you to upload a cover letter so I made sure I did.